Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 30
By Elchin Mehdiyev - Trend:
An appeal was sent to the European Court of Human Rights with regard to the Azerbaijanis Dilgam Asgarov and Shahbaz Guliyev, taken hostages by Armenians in Kalbajar district, as well as Hasan Hasanov killed by Armenians in the same district, the Azerbaijan Law Reform Centre Chairman Anar Bagirov said.
He made the remarks at a press conference on Jan. 30
Bagirov said the appeal includes the violated rights of Azerbaijani hostages.
"Photos and other evidence, reflecting the facts of torture against them, were also attached to it," Bagirov said.
The European Court of Human Rights has already received the appeal and a response is being expected.
During an operation in the Shaplar village of Azerbaijan's occupied Kalbajar district on July 11, 2014 the Armenian forces killed an Azerbaijani, Hasan Hasanov, and detained two other Azerbaijanis, Shahbaz Guliyev and Dilgam Asgarov. A criminal case was filed against them.
It was noted that at the press conference that, in connection with the murder of Hasan Hasanov, the Kalbajar district prosecutor's office launched a criminal case under Articles 115 and 116 of the Criminal Code of Azerbaijan.
It was proved that Hasanov was killed as a result of torture, as noted in the conclusion of a forensic medical examination.
Earlier, the so-called court in Nagorno Karabakh sentenced Asgarov to life imprisonment and Guliyev to 22 years in prison.
The conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.
The two countries signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, Russia, France and the US are currently holding peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented the UN Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.